Christopher Caliendo Biography | Caliendo World Music Publishing

About Christopher

COMPOSER, PERFORMER, PUBLISHER, ENTREPRENEURIAL TEACHER, PODCASTER

Proven success with over 30 years of music and business experience developing nontraditional teaching methods for musicians. These innovative methods empower musicians to make smarter life decisions deepening their sense of purpose while guiding them toward a happier and more productive life.

SPECIAL HONORS AND AWARDS

Winner Henry Mancini Film Scholarship
First composer in Vatican history to be twice commissioned by the Vatican under John Paul II
First composer in Hollywood history to rescore an existing film for SONY Pictures
Chosen performer for Bob Hope’s 90th birthday
CEO – Caliendo World Music Publishing, celebrating 25 years – winner of multiple 1st prize award

EDUCATION

MASTER OF FINE ARTS, UCLA, CA

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF LOWELL, MA

NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, BOSTON, MA

KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

Composition
Film Scoring
Indie Sheet Music Publishing
Orchestration
Finale

Guitar Performance
Harmony/Theory
Fusing Musical Styles
Logic Pro
Screen Flow/Video Marketing

Strategic Planning/Budgeting Marketing/Telemarketing Identity/Branding Project Management Team Leader/Communications

FIELD TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2t ACADEMY – an online musician coaching system taught by top CEOs and MBAs for musicians who are entering the post-academic world with no marketing plan, and a desire to create their unique identity but do not possess the business or financial skills to fulfill their dream.

*CEO’s available via zoom to contribute to the following course titles:

Identity – toward autonomy
Portfolio Career Management
Business Trend Analysis
Accelerating your Creative Career
Advantages of a Day-Time Job
Choosing the Right Health Policy

Creating an Effective Resume
Creating an Effective Resume
Soft Skills and Adaptability
Changing your Mindset
Work-Life Balance
Networking Tips

Applying for a Corporate Job
How to Grow Your Online Business
Becoming the Air Traffic Controller
Creating Your Unique Identity
Telemarketing – Effective Cold Calling
How to Have an Effective Tradeshow

  • PowerPoint – Creativity and its Application in Business – POWER POINT PRESENTATION LINK
  • Audio/E-books available for review: Music Success Tips #s 1 & 2, The Art of Rhetoric, 8 Tips on Living Consciously, 10 Tips Why Mentors are so Important, 18 Tips to Help your Mindset
  • Videographer with over 20 one-hour documentary interviews of famous flutists sharing their childhood themes and development and the choices they made upon graduation that established their success.

PROFESSIONAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE/ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • CALIENDO WORLD MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC.
  • Celebrating 25 years as an independent publisher of world music for classical musicians.
  • 3 publications are the subject of DMA dissertations:

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 – ASU Flute Sonata No. 8 – U of M, Four Jewish Pieces – U of Missouri

  • Attended numerous publishing tradeshows to help effectively grow our retail presence to 47 domestic outlets and 11 internationally.
  • The catalog of over 350 compositions of original music has been performed for the Vatican, Hollywood luminaries, the United States military, senators, young musicians to virtuosi throughout the world.
  • The diversity of our publications is featured in such popular collections as Tango Americano, Gypsy Americano, Flamenco Americano, Chamber Jazz, World Music, Sacred Music, Western Music, Classical Jazz, and Film Music.
  • Transitioned to an all-digital online platform in 2017 increasing margins and profitability by 100 %.
  • Over 300 arrangements for flute alone with over 400 custom YouTube videos of clients performing our catalog

PERFORMANCE CREDITS

  • Chamber Jazz – combining European chamber music and American Jazz, this original library of music performs with fixed instrumentation for flute, clarinet, 2 violins, cello, double bass, and acoustic guitar.
  • commissioned by State Senator Pro Quo David Roberti to perform at the Hilton Hotel at Universal Studios for his annual fundraiser
  • commissioned by State Senator Teresa Hughes to perform at the Rex, downtown Los Angeles for her annual fundraiser
  • Actors Ron Perlman (Hell Boy) and Linda Hamilton (Terminator) hosted/performed an evening of Chamber Jazz at the Wilshire Ebel Theatre
  • Selected and commissioned by the City of Los Angeles to perform for the board of the LA Philharmonic pre-show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
  • Tango Americano – a chamber quarter performing my original American tangos comprised of violin, guitar, accordion, and cello.
  • selected to perform for Bob Hope’s 90th birthday.
  • Caliendo Trio – a trio for flute, acoustic guitar, and cello performing my original world music, an amalgam of Tango, Gypsy, Flamenco, jazz, and classical styles.
  • numerous performances across the country with or without tango dancers
  • Caliendo Duo – a duo for flute, and acoustic guitar performing my original world music, an amalgam of
  • Tango, Gypsy, Flamenco, jazz, and classical styles.
  • numerous performances across the country with or without tango dancers

CD’s AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:

  • Flamenco Americano – 14 original American Flamenco compositions for flute and guitar
  • featuring flutist Dr. Brian Luce – U of A
  • Chamber Jazz – a collection of 13 original chamber jazz works recorded at Capital Studios, Hollywood
  • Torbellino – a collection of 10 American Tangos for flute and guitar
  • featuring flutist, Sheridon Stokes
  • Ardiente – a collection of 11 American Tangos for flute and guitar
  • featuring flutist, Sheridon Stokes
  • Gypsy Americano – a collection of 8 American Gypsy compositions for flute, guitar, and cello
  • Caliendo World Music Hits – 10 original world music titles recorded for flute, guitar, and cello
  • Miyazawa Plays Caliendo – the first 3 flute sonatas recorded by Miyazawa artists
  • featuring Clare Southworth, Laurel Ann Mauer, Jill Felber
  • Caliente! – 13 world music recordings for flute and guitar
  • featuring Laurel Zucker – recorded at Skywalker Ranch
  • Major Dundee – my original soundtrack from the movie distributed by Intrada records
  • part of their elite signature series signed by the composer

MANAGEMENT: Producers Inc. – Contact agent Milt Orkin C – 412.427.5114

ASTUTE PUBLISHING, England – publishes and distributes hard copies of my catalog to Asia, Europe

  • CBS Dallas, Knott’s Landing, Paradise*
  • Numerous episodes with an *Emmy nomination – Ghost Dance
  • Orchestrator for Dallas, Knott’s Landing at Lorimar Studios, MGM lot for composer Jerrold Immel.

SONY PICTURES         

  • La Belle of Broadway – composed, produced, and recorded the original score
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